Field Events

Thursday 7 April

Private tour of Boarstall Duck Decoy


Where: Boarstall duck decoy (Postcode: HP18 9UX; Grid Ref: SP624150):

Parking: National Trust car park for Boarstall Duck Decoy

How to get there: See Red pin on the Google map link
Just north of the village of Boarstall, turn left at the National Trust sign, and drive through the farmyard of Manor Farm to the National Trust car park.

When: 11:00am on Thursday 7th April

What to expect: a short walk on level ground. The path in the woodland could be muddy, therefore stout footwear is essential.

Leader: National Trust staff

To book a place on this outing: Please email Alison at


PLEASE NOTE: for non-National Trust members there’s a £5 charge to visit Boarstall Duck Decoy. National Trust members get in for free – don’t forget to bring your membership card!

What we will see and hear about:
We will have a private tour of the Boarstall Duck Decoy led by a member of the National Trust’s staff. Boarstall is one of only four 17th Century duck decoys that’s been restored to working order. We will learn how the duck decoy was operated, and maybe we’ll see a few ducks.
After looking at the duck decoy, we can take a walk on the circular path through the 5ha ancient woodland at Boarstall, where we should be able to see some early spring woodland wildflowers, woodland birds and possibly some butterflies, if it’s a sunny day!

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